WWII Mine Destroyed in McKinney

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - Air Force demolition experts have
destroyed a World War II vintage landmine found in the back yard
of a McKinney home, north of Dallas.

Code enforcement officers found the device and called police,
who summoned demolition experts from Dyess Air Force Base near

No injuries were reported in the overnight incident.

Police say the mine was a training device -- but still had
destructive potential.

A police spokesman says the family that lives in the house had
found the mine in an Arizona field about ten years ago and had
taken it along when they relocated.